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1899james j jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

1959David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election

1942Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP

1988President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill

1987Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

1534English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England

1934Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP

1796John Adams elected president of the United States of America

2003Pat LaFontaine is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

1964LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres

1752George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic

2013Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction

1493Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica

1926Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

1930Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24.

1868Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

1716Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom

1992Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R)

1896William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

1936President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

1905Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

1976Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf

1962Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

200923rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win

1908William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan

November 3rd Historical Events
Date Event
644
Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina. 
1394
Jews are expelled from France by Charles VI 
1468
Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy's troops. 
1493
Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica 
1527
Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary 
1529
London - 1st sitting of the Reformation Parliament 
1534
English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England 
1620
Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony 
1629
Prince Frederik Hendrik festival in The Hague 
1640
English Long Parliament forms 
1655
England & France sign miltary & economic treaties 
1656
Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS] 
1676
Kara Mustafa succeeds Ahmed Kiprulu as Turkish grand vizier 
1716
Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom 
1752
George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation 
1760
Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria 
1762
Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris 
1762
Spain acquires Louisiana 
1783
Washington orders Continental Army disbanded 
1783
John Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows. 
1791
Battle at Wabash: indians assault general St Clair/killed 637 soldiers 
1793
French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined. 
1794
French troops conquer Maastricht 
1796
John Adams elected president of the United States of America 
1812
Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma 
1813
US troops under General Coffee destroy Indian village at Talladega Ala 
1820
Cuenca Ecuador declares independence 
1838
The Times of India, the world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce. 
1839
1st opium war - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks 
1839
Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed 
1848
Johan Thorbeckes revises the Constitution of the Netherlands 
1856
A British fleet bombards Canton. 
1862
Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana 
1863
Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War 
1867
Battle at Mentana: French & Papal troops beat Garibaldi 
1868
First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana) 
1868
Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D) 
1869
Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms 
1874
James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti 
1883
Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed) 
1883
US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans 
1883
American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture. 
1885
Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses 
1886
Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao 
1888
Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes 
1889
Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group 
1896
J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales 
1896
Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator 
1896
William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president 
1899
james j jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title 
1900
First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC) 
1903
Colombia grants independence to Panama 
1903
Giovanni Giolitti becomes Permier of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms 
1905
Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners. 
1908
William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan 
1911
Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T. 
1913
The USA introduces an income tax. 
1916
Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar 
1917
1st class US mail now costs 3 cents per ounce 
1918
Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves 
1918
Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I 
1920
"Emperor Jones" opens at Provincetown Theater 
1922
Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life 
1926
15th party congress CPSU ends/5 year plan begins 
1926
Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager 
1927
22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record) 
1927
Rodgers & Hart's musical "Connecticut Yankee" premieres in NYC 
1927
Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt) 
1928
Turkey switches from Arabic to Roman alphabet 
1930
First vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens 
1930
Bank of Italy becomes Bank of America 
1930
Getúlio Dornelles Vargas became Head of the Provisional Government in Brazil after a bloodless coup on October 24. 
1931
First commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured 
1934
Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP 
1934
Dizzy Dean chosen as NL MVP 
1935
George II returns to Greece & regains monarchy 
1935
Kitei Son runs world record marathon (2:26:42) 
1936
President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R) 
1937
Maurice Archambaud bicycles world record for distance in one hour (45.796 km) 
1937
NHL Howie Morenz Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 6-5 in Mont 
1939
Clare Booth's "Margin for Error" premieres in NYC 
1941
Hirohiti's accord on Yamamoto's attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails 
1942
12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault 
1942
Despite Ted Williams winning Triple Crown, Yanks Joe Gordon wins AL MVP 
1942
Mort Cooper wins NL MVP 
1942
William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago 
1943
Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 8th Symphony premieres in Moscow 
1943
P-47D Thunderbolt shot down above North Holland 
1944
Allied commandos lands at Westkapelle Walcheren 
1944
German troops in Vlissingen surrenders 
1944
Pro-German government of Hungary flees 
1944
US 28th Infantry division occupies Schmidt Hurtgenwald 
1945
Lindsay Hassett scores 187 & 124* for Aust Services at Delhi 
1946
Emperor Hirohito proclaims new Japanese constitution 
1948
2nd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Chicago 
1952
Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas 
1952
Egypt protests German retribution payments to Israel 
1953
1939 sacrifice fly rule restored: no time at bat for sac fly 
1953
First live color US coast-to-coast telecast (NYC) 
1954
Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe 
1955
First virus crystallized (announced) 
1955
Alabama woman bruised by a meteor 
1955
Argentine ex-president Peron arrives in Nicaragua 
1955
Australia takes control of Cocos Islands 
1955
Bernardus J Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht 
1956
"Wizard of Oz" 1st televised (CBS-TV) 
1957
USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit 
1958
USSR performs nuclear test 
1959
David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins Israeli parliamentary election 
1960
Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 perfs 
1960
Ivory Coast adopts constitution 
1960
Pittsburgh Pirates' Vern Law wins Cy Young Award 
1961
General Assembly unanimously elects U Thant acting secretary general 
1962
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers 
1963
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open 
1964
LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres 
1964
Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium 
1965
Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously 
1967
Boston's Jim Lonborg wins AL Cy Young 
1967
Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins. 
1968
Bob Packwood is elected senator of Oregon 
1968
Ex-premier Papandreou buried. 300,000 demonstrate against fascist junta 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic 
1968
NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21 
1969
Congo president Mobutu visits Belgium 
1970
"President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 perfs 
1970
Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award 
1970
Pres Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam 
1970
Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile 
1971
"Play Misty For Me" premieres 
1973
Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics, 1st mission to Mercury 
1974
"Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances 
1974
Chako Higuchi wins Japan LPGA Golf Classic 
1975
Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault) 
1976
Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf 
1977
Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic 
1978
First broadcast of "Diff'rent strokes" on NBC TV 
1978
Dominica gains independence from UK & adopts constitution 
1978
Michiko Okada wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic 
1978
USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty 
1979
Five people mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC 
1979
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Mizuno Japan Golf Classic 
1979
Marocco offensive against Polisario 
1980
Ianford Wilson's "5th of July" premieres in NYC 
1980
Walter Hass Jr becomes CEO of Oakland A's 
1981
Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award 
1982
Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record 
1982
Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee's 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young 
1983
Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D) 
1983
Nashville Network begins on cable TV 
1984
3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India 
1984
Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated 
1985
Argentine presdent Alfonsíns Radical Burgerunie wins elections 
1985
Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament 
1986
Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US 
1986
Joaquim Chissano elected president Mozambique 
1986
John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously 
1986
Lebanese magazine Ash Shirra reveals secret US arms sales to Iran 
1986
Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US 
1987
Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year 
1987
On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56 
1988
Pakistan claims it downed Afghan warplane 
1988
President Reagan signs credit-card disclosure-bill 
1988
Soviet Union agrees to allow teaching of Hebrew 
1988
Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping 
1989
100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights 
1989
Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose 
1989
Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94 
1990
Gro Harlem Brundtland installed as premier of Norway 
1991
21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27 
1991
22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28 
1991
Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps) 
1992
Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over President Bush (R) 
1992
Carol Moseley Brown elected first black woman in US Senate 
1993
Ken Daneyko sets NJ Devil 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd cons game 
1994
Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1 
1994
Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches 
1994
Susan Smith who claimed her two children were carjacked arrested for murder 
1994
Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s) 
1995
1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100 
1995
1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80 
1995
1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat NJ Nets 94-79 
1996
"It's a Slippery Slope" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 
1996
26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18 
1996
27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54 
1996
Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup 
1996
Toray Japan Queens Cup 
1997
Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year 
1997
California law ends affirmative action 
1997
David Duval wins Championship at the Champions Golf Club 
1997
Phillies 3rd baseman Scott Rolen selected unanimous Rookie of Year 
2003
Pat LaFontaine is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame 
2007
Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court. 
2009
23rd Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Charlie Wilson & Chaka Khan win 
2012
Syrian rebels launch a major assault on Taftanaz airbase 
2013
8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia 
2013
6 people are killed after an overcrowded ferry sinks in Pattaya, Thailand 
2013
Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction 
2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for world leaders to act on climate change following stark warning from scientists on its severe and irreversible effects 
2015
Overcrowded bus tilts, plunges down a hill in Nepal; at least 30 killed 
2015
Michelle Payne becomes first female jockey to win Melbourne Cup 
2015
9-year-old shot to death in Chicago alley 
2016
Cubs win World Series for first time since 1908 
2016
Court to rule on whether London needs parliament to trigger EU exit 
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